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Farewell to Fr. Ed. Catholic Inspiration

Msgr. Ed Meulemans was my pastor when I arrived at the Cathedral as a newly ordained priest in 1997.  Over the years he has been a great friend and mentor, teaching me many lessons about discipleship and priesthood.  May he rest in peace!


Catholic Inspiration Archives

Using Modern Tools for a Timeless Message

There’s an interesting reality that the Church faces when it proclaims the Good News.  On one hand we preach timeless truths about Jesus Christ using the simplest words and actions to convey God’s everlasting love for humanity.  On the other hand we utilize modern technology to extend this message far beyond our immediate personal contact.  Thirty years ago we relied on print, television and radio…and while these tools are still employed, the internet has transformed how people receive information.

As a podcaster, I am honored to share the daily work I do as a parish priest with a larger community.  Over the last year Catholic Inspiration has been available on iHeart Radio, and just this month you can now find my podcasts on Spotify.

So whether it’s

please know how thankful I am for your support of my ministry.

And if you get the chance…I would be grateful if you would consider the most crucial and powerful tool of all: word of mouth.  If you find these podcasts at all helpful for your faith please pass them on to your family and friends!

God bless you all in this Holy Season!

Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: The garden of our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

Summer garden harvest -- full blooms, ripe fruit and vegetables, midwest USA

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year

Jesus tells a parable (and offers an explanation!) that speaks about the garden of our hearts.

The Joys of Technology!


It used to be so simple.  You teach, preach, and listen to others.  And there is no replacement for the quality and power that comes from a direct connection with another person.  Our faith in Jesus Christ is best communicated in a direct and personal way.

As technology improves, our ability to communicate has been transformed…and ministry adapts to reach people where they’re at so that the Good News can continue to be proclaimed.

With that in mind, I am working to use social media as effectively as possible, and I will welcome any suggestions and support you have.  Currently I use facebook to promote two key resources:

  • – my website where I offer reflections on the Scriptures
  • “Catholic Inspiration” – my podcasts of homilies, retreats, and Catholic presentations

If you are finding these resources helpful, please pass them on to others.  I have learned that there is nothing more powerful than to “share” a post with one’s own family and friends; after all our own testimony is the strongest endorsement we can give.

I’m looking forward to doing what I can to help us all grow closer to the Lord and one another.  God bless you all!

Shout out: A new blog/podcast resource in the Diocese of Superior

Fr. Dave's blog

I want to congratulate my friend, Fr. David Neuschwander, for launching his blog and podcast site: Anchored in the Lord!

I invite you to check it out at

In addition to his reflections and podcasts, you will also find extra spiritual resources.

God bless you, Fr. David!  Thanks for all you do for the Church!